Arsenal have been linked with the signing Uruguayan international and Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira quite some time this summer and new reports suggest that the Gunners are interested in Mexican international Hector Herrera.
Reports according to Portuguese outlet Correio Da Manha, the North London club have shown signs they could enter the race to sign the midfielder from FC Porto books this summer.
In all honesty, fans should urge the club “forgetting about signing Torreira” and instead, they focus on securing the move for Herrera from the Primeira Liga club.
Arsenal need to step up their game big time for the upcoming season, and in such a scenario, they must sign proven quality stars and to be sincere, Torreira is not as proven as Herrera, who is at the peak of his career.
The former is not as versatile as the Mexican as well. Torreira can only play as a defensive midfielder and last season, his Sampdoria side conceded 60 goals in the Serie A.
On the other hand, Herrera can effectively play as a strong DM, as a creative CM and also as an attacking midfielder if needed. Last season, the former Pachuca star featured in 29 league games, scored three goals and provided five assists to help the Portuguese giants win the title.
Herrera, on the other hand, can play as a defensive midfielder as well as a creative centre-midfielder. There have also been some instances were the midfielder have been used as an attacking midfielder for Porto. The former Pachuca midfielder registered 29 league appearances, netting three goals whilst providing five assists to help Porto claimed the title.
As far as national experience is concerned, Torreira has only registered six appearances for Uruguay and started just once. Herrera with Mexico, has registered 68 matches so far for the South American country.
The Porto star, however, has got a release clause of €40million in his current contract with the Portuguese club but as per the above Portuguese tabloid, an offer of just €15million could be enough to convince Porto into selling their star this summer with his current deal set to be expire next year.